Birth & Death Certificates
Public Health Services (PHS) registers births, deaths and fetal deaths occurring within San Joaquin County. The PHS Vital Statistics Program maintains birth and death records for events that occurred in the current year and the immediate past calendar year only.
The records for events older than the past calendar year are maintained by the County Recorder's Office. The Recorder's Office is located at 44 N. San Joaquin St., 2nd floor Ste. 260, Stockton, CA 95202. They may be contacted at (209) 468-3939.
You can purchase record copies in person (for the current and immediate past calendar year only), at the PHS Vital Records office located at 1601 E. Hazelton Ave, Stockton (cross-street Wilson Way). Please contact us at (209) 468-3404 for further information.
To order certified record copies by mail (for the current and immediate past calendar year only), please use the downloadable application forms below and mail with a check or money order to:
Public Health Services - Vital Records
P.O. Box 2009
Stockton, CA 95201
All information on the form must be completed. Fees for certified copies are established by California State law. Current fees are:
For a copy of the California law regarding birth and death certificates, please click here (PDF document).